BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — It took virtually a week for all residents of Bernards Township who had lost power during Tropical Storm Isaias to have their electricity restored. 

As of late Monday, Mayor James Baldassare reported that just one residence was still without power. 

“It's been a trying and challenging week for us all and I want to thank everyone for your patience while power was being restored,” Baldassare posted on the township’s Facebook page. “While I'm happy that power is finally restored, please know that we will have our JCP&L representative(s) attending a public meeting in the coming weeks to give our residents a chance to ask their questions and voice their concerns. Your Township Committee is dedicated to advocating for all of our residents every day, and we want to find ways to work with our service providers to make sure you are getting the best service possible. We are committed to addressing any and all problems and helping to find meaningful solutions that will benefit our community both now and in the future.”

Due to the high volume of debris caused by last week’s storm and current social distancing measures in effect, the Pill Hill Recycling Center will be open Wednesday through Friday this week for disposal of brush and vegetative debris only. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bernards Township residents must present their driver license and Pill Hill permit card to enter the facility.